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It’s Here! In Style Magazine’s Best Beauty Buys For 2012

19 Apr

The May Issue of In Style Magazine ($4 www.instyle.com) is out and it features one of my favorite spreads… BEST BEAUTY BUYS OF 2012!  I was so happy when I read through the list because a lot of the products I have recommended to you guys already!  I was so happy to see that they agree with me! LOL!  There are also products on their that I use and just haven’t had time to write to you about, so I need to get to those ones ASAP.  There are also a lot of products that I haven’t tried but this article has “sparked” my interest and you know I am always up for product testing!  If you don’t have a copy pick one up at any supermarket or drug store.  Eventually the Beauty Buys will also be on the In Style website so you can view them there too!  Hope you enjoy!

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Hand Cream For Winter Weather

29 Feb

 

I am always buying and trying out new hand creams.  I think I get bored and just want to try something new with a different scent and a new bottle or package…I think we all get that way with beauty products.  However, I have been using a hand cream this winter that has saved my hands from getting all dried out from the winter weather.  I have never found a hand cream that I loved as much as Nivea Smooth Indulgence Hand Cream ($5 www.drugstore.com).  This hand cream contains macadamia nut oil and vitamins which help add moisture and soften dry hands.  The smell is very “clean” and fresh.  The best part is that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your skin so you can use your cell phone, key board or do other things right after applying it.  I keep a bottle of this on my desk and use it after I wash my hands to keep them really soft.  I have turned other people in my office on to it because of the smell and because of the great price!  If you are looking for something to save your hands this winter, give this a try!

Broken Nail? Help It Grow Back Fast!

8 Feb

I broke  one of my nails this weekend and it made me so frustrated!  I hate it when all of your nails are one length and then you break one and it is short and looks terrible.  One thing that I use to help get that broken nail “back into shape” is Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum ($6 www.sallyhansen.com).  You just apply it a couple of times a day and your nail will grow back and repair itself a lot faster than if you just let it grow back on its own.  It is packed with Vitamin A, C, and E which help the nail grow and makes your cuticle smooth.  You can also apply your favorite nail polish over it and continue using this while you have polish on.  This is a must have item to keep in your manicure set, it will definitely come in handy!

Mama Knows Best

5 Feb

In the winter my hands get really dry from washing them all the time.  My nail beds and cuticles really suffer from the dry weather.  The best thing to use on them is Mama Bee Balm ($7 www.burtsbees.com).  It is an ointment that is actually for expecting mothers to put on their belly’s to help prevent stretch marks, but I use it for  pretty much everything.  I use it on my feet, hands and elbows to make them really soft.  It is 100% natural and fragrance free.  It comes in a really cute tin that you can keep in your purse or on your bedside table, so you can use this whenever you remember.  It is so great for treating dry or cracked skin and really is a wonderful cuticle cream.  The best thing is that you can find it at any drugstore and it is very affordable.  Everyone should have a tin of this, it is a beauty must have!

Drink Your H20!

4 Jan

I absolutely hate water.  I don’t know why but I have hated drinking water my whole life.  I am trying to get better about it and I must say it has become easier as I am getting older.  I am always reading how one of the best ways to great skin and great health is drinking enough water everyday.  I don’t think it really matters if you drink it out of a fancy water bottle or straight from the kitchen sink, really it just matters if you drink it!  I try to drink at least 48-64oz. It is hard and some days are better than others.  To make it easier on myself I have a water bottle that is 33oz so I know that once I drink two, I have reached my goal.  Drinking only two bottles seems like a lot less than drinking a bunch of smaller glasses…it is all psychological.  Anyways, no matter how your drink it, make sure you stay hydrated so that your skin and health are at their best!  CHEERS!

All In One!

29 Dec

I am addicted to the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($5 www.sallyhansen.com) nail polish.  It is 5 steps in one!  The nail polish has: Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Color, and Top Coat.  There are 42 different colors and this polish is totally affordable!  I love to use a light shade or neutral shade on my finger nails all the time to keep them from breaking.  I use the bright colors on my toes to make them pop especially when I wear sandles or open toe shoes.  It is so easy to apply because the brush is shaped just for your nail beds.  I recommend giving this a try if you are someone who does not have time to get a regular manicure!